Word:

back-formation

back´-for`ma`tion
n.1.(Linguistics) a word invented (usually unwittingly by subtracting an affix) on the assumption that a familiar word derives from it, such as emote from emotion.
2.the process of inventing a back-formation{1}.
Noun1.back-formation - a word invented (usually unwittingly by subtracting an affix) on the assumption that a familiar word derives from it
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back room
Back slang
Back stairs
Back step
Back stream
back street
back talk
back tooth
back up
Back-acting steam engine
back-and-forth
Back-biting
back-blast
Back-bond
back-channel
back-end
-- back-formation --
back-geared
back-number
back-propagation
back-to-back
Back-water
backache
Backarack
Backare
Backband
backbeat
backbench
backbencher
backbend
Backbite
Backbiter
Backbiting
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